Ontario, Calif. (Dec. 5, 2013) — IAPMO’s Uniform Evaluation Service (UES) is pleased to announce that Michigan-based ODL, Inc. was granted UES Evaluation Report ER-1835 to reference the 2009 International Building Code® (IBC), 2009 International Residential Code® (IRC), 2009 International Energy Conservation Code®, (IECC), 2010 Florida Building Code® (FBC) and the 2010 Florida Residential Code® (FRC). ER-1835 states that ODL Tubular Skylights, as recognized in the report, satisfy applicable code requirements. This allows for the specification of ODL Tubular Skylights by architects, contractors, specifiers, designers and approval of installations by code officials. It also provides code officials with a concise summary of the product’s attributes and documentation of code compliance.
Products recognized under the Uniform Evaluation Service have successfully undergone evaluation based on applicable requirements within the Uniform Family of Codes and the International Family of Codes, as well as codes published by other entities. UES staff thoroughly examined ODL Tubular Skylights’ product information, test reports, calculations, quality control methods and other factors to determine the products are code compliant.
“ODL, Inc. is pleased to have been granted the ER-1835,” said Jim Allardyce, senior product engineer. “It is very important that ODL Tubular Skylights are code compliant in all the selling channels and regional markets that we service. We will continue to work with UES to remain compliant as codes change and evolve.”
The UES program is built upon IAPMO’s more than 70 years of experience in evaluating products for code compliance. Accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), the program operates under ISO/IEC Guide 65, “General Requirements for Bodies Operating Product Certification Systems.”
UES Director Richard Beck, PE, CBO, MCP, explained why Uniform Evaluation Reports are so valuable: “ODL, Inc. can now reference its ER-1835 for the ODL Tubular Skylights to ensure that code officials quickly have the information required for their decision on approval. Our program also stands out because of stellar customer service and the utilization of in-house staff along with the technical expertise of various professional engineering firms, who are leaders in each area of recognition.” Rafael Donado, EIT, added: “It was entirely a great experience to work with ODL, Inc. The innovative ODL Tubular Skylights and well organized supporting data allowed us all to work as a team and develop a report that will help the industry.”
IAPMO’s UES offers a full range of recognition opportunities, including recognition for the applicable national model codes, as well as Florida, California and various other state codes. The UES program lowers the cost and increases the value to code officials of these reports by combining all of these recognitions in one concise report prepared by an internationally recognized product certification body.
ABOUT IAPMO’S UNIFORM ES
The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) coordinates the development and adaptation of plumbing, mechanical, swimming pool, and solar energy codes to meet the specific needs of individual jurisdictions both in the United States and abroad. IAPMO Uniform ES (UES) is one of the two prominent evaluation service providers (as noted by SEAOC, see Uniform-ES.org for details). UES reports provide evidence that products and systems satisfy code requirements within the scope and conditions of use as noted in each report.
For more information on IAPMO Uniform ES, direct your Web browser to www.Uniform-ES.org or contact Karen Snowden (909) 472-4105 or Karen.Snowden@iapmoes.org.